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Homeless man found dead in Keyes field
Homeless man
Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department deputies and Keyes firefighters responded to a homeless camp where the body of a transient man was found Friday afternoon. The man had apparently been living near a thicket of trees south of Nunes Road between 8th and 9th streets in Keyes. The coroner did not believe foul play was involved. Toxicology reports have been ordered to see if the 56-year-old man died of a possible drug overdose. - photo by JEFF BENZIGER/Courier photo

Community members of Keyes expressed sorrow at the passing of a transient man who was seen throughout the area and whose body was found in an open field south of Nunes Road near Highway 99.

The Sheriff's Department and Keyes Fire Department was called to the scene of a homeless camp set up in a thicket of trees and brush between 8th and Ninth streets.

County deputy Coroner Tom Killian said that the death of the 56-year-old man didn't appear to involve foul play and that a toxicology report is pending.

The man's identity was confirmed through fingerprints but the coroner's facility would not release his name because they are having difficulty making contact with family members.

Facebook users who belong to the Keyes City News page believed that the man's first name was Toby.

The body was found in an apparent camp where clothing was draped over a grocery cart and a bicycle with cart.